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Do you want to change your Australian dollars into Hong Kong dollars but still have doubts? Find your answers here or else contact us, we are ready to help!1) What is the exchange rate from Australian dollars to Hong Kong dollars?
Exchange rates fluctuate and change daily. You can check the exchange rate for today on this website or in any of our branches.
All transactions (at the branches or online) worth AUD 1,000 or above are fee-free. We only have a small margin, which is even lower when you change your currency online than when you change it in person at the airport.
No, the exchange rate applied to orders placed on the website in Australia (for buyers of foreign currency or inbound travellers buying AUD) is more advantageous for you than at the airport branches. This way we can make sure you get the best rates online. If you need more information or have doubts, please contact our Customer Service Department.
After placing your online order, you'll be able to collect it at any of our branches at Sydney Airport. Besides getting the best exchange rate for your online exchange (more travel cash for the same price), this service allows you to save time and reduce anxiety, as you will have the currency you need ready for your trip abroad.
The exchange rates shown in Internet currency converters are for currency wholesalers (foreign exchange transactions for financial and international trade companies), not for the public. Those cheaper rates are for the foreign exchange, not for currency exchange operations in cash.
Foreign exchange (Forex, for short) is the market that establishes the value of the currencies in which international transactions will be performed, at a wholesale level. Currency exchange, on the other hand, is the market in which individual currencies are sold in retail on a certain price depending on demand. Currency exchange entails cash transactions, thus adding logistic costs, and therefore their exchange rates are somewhat “worse” than the Forex rates, which only move money between accounts.
Banks charge a margin, plus a commission and you have to visit them at least twice: to order the money and to collect it. At Global Exchange you can order online and collect your currency at the airport before you which is even lower when you change your currency online than when you change it in person at the airport.
|Global Exchange||Your high-street bank|
|Variety of currencies||We have more than 60 currencies. We are specialists.||Only major currencies. Travel money is just a secondary business for banks.|
|Availability of currencies||Immediate availability of currencies in our branches. Click and collect or walk in to our stores.||If they can actually get your exotic currency, prepare for a couple of visits to your bank before you can collect your money.|
|Expenses||Order your foreign currency online, you will get bigger discounts the higher the amount you exchange. Online orders also get better rates than at the airport||The bank sets its own margin plus a commission.|
|Different denominations available||At Global Exchange, you’ll get a variety of banknotes with different values, adapted to all your payment needs.||No, prepare for having trouble trying to use high banknote denominations abroad.|
|Delivery options||Order online to benefit from a price reduction and collect at the branch of your choice.||You’ll have to go first to your bank to order the currency you need, then wait for it to come and go back again to collect it.|